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Natural mosquito repellent
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  As promised in my previous post on the Zika virus scare, I have done a little research into DEET-free mosquito repellents. And, the consensus in the anti-DEET community seems to be that essential oils are the way to go. There are a number of essential oils that are effective against mosquitoes and other nasty […]

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Zika virus dangers
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When bug spray is worse than the bugs it kills.   Zika, Zika, ZIKA!!! The end is nigh; the first horseman of the apocalypse is here. And, its name is Zika. Every few years, we hear of a health scare that everyone is sure will bring on the Zombie Apocalypse: Swine Flu, Bird Flu and […]

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Pinolillo Recipe
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  “Soy puro Pinolero; ¡Nicaragüense por gracia de Dios!” (I´m a pure Pinolero; Nicaraguan by the grace of God!) – Tino López Guerra The words of this famous Nicaraguan song show just how close Pinolillo is to the heart of Nicaraguans and their national identity. Pinolillo is a traditional drink made of corn and cocoa mixed […]

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Coffee Crisis Tourism in Northern Nicaragua
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This article was written by Green Nica’s Tracy Johnson and originally published by Sustainability Leaders.    While the world was gripped by the fear of a possible Y2K catastrophe, the turn of the millennium would mark a much graver problem for the farmers of northern Nicaragua. The year 2000 saw the beginning of a coffee […]

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Nicaraguan Food
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You can’t VISIT NICARAGUA without trying these local favorites. Cheap and delicious, these traditional Nicaraguan dishes are a treat for any palate.     – Gallo Pinto. Every latin country has their version of rice and beans, and this is Nicaragua’s. The red beans are cooked with onions, garlic and spices and mixed with white […]

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Where to Go in Nicaragua
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Why visit Nicaragua? Simple answer: Because it has everything. The list of things to do and where to go in Nicaragua is endless; “The Land of Lakes and Volcanoes” doesn’t begin to describe what the country has to offer. Unfortunately, ‘The Land of Lakes, Volcanoes, Beaches, Islands, Colonial Cities, Rainforests and Smiling Faces” doesn’t have […]

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Things to do San Juan del Sur
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  If you’re like me and you are neither an avid surfer nor a big-time partier, you can be left wondering what to do in San Juan del Sur. Here are a few suggestions of things to do in San Juan del Sur:   1. Go Horsebackriding – Rancho Chilamate is an eco-ranch located 20 […]

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Responsible Travel Tips
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  I’ve spent almost a decade living and traveling all over the world. And, I would be lying if I said that it was all done responsibly. The fact is, it was only after years of working in tourism destinations and seeing firsthand the destructive power tourism can have that I had my wake-up call. […]

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